Coordinates: Latitude: 31.526722 Longitude: -92.017083
— From US 84 near Archie, head southwest on La 28. Go
4.2 miles to Crooks Site Road; turn left. Go 0.2 mile to marker
— From La 115, head northeast on La 28. Go 10.9 miles
to Crooks Site Road; turn right. Go 0.2 mile to marker on
of Mounds: 2
of Visible Mounds: 1
two mounds at the Crooks Site no longer exist. The mound to the
right of the marker is a reconstruction of the larger mound, Mound
A. The site was completely excavated in 1938–1939 under
the direction of James A. Ford. The mounds were 1200 feet southeast
of French Fork Bayou and 450 feet southwest of Cypress Bayou.
Mound A was a conical mound that stood 21 feet high and 84 feet
in diameter. Mound B, 2 feet high and 50 feet in diameter, was
110 feet southwest of Mound A. Excavations revealed that Mound
A had been built in three stages; Mound B was a single-stage structure.
The mounds held 1,175 burials: 1,159 from Mound A, and 13 from
Mound B (3 unknown). Pottery accompanied some burials; the weight
of mound fill apparently crushed the vessels. The mounds were
used for burials around 100 BC to AD 400 (Marksville period).
No evidence for domestic structures exists on or near the mounds;
apparently they were strictly for mortuary purposes.